Boinbar is one of the Aboriginal men that Lieutenant Gardiner captures so the English can learn the Cadigal language. He's around 30 years old and seems just as interested in learning about his captors as his captors are in learning about him. He supposedly develops a taste for wine during his captivity, and even learns how to toast to the king of England.
Boinbar Quotes in The Lieutenant
The The Lieutenant quotes below are all either spoken by Boinbar or refer to Boinbar. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Grove edition of The Lieutenant published in 2008.).
Part 2, Chapter 6 Quotes
Rooke said nothing more. There was a question forming in the back of his mind, which he did not want to hear. It was: What would I have done in the same place?
Boinbar Character Timeline in The Lieutenant
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Part 2, Chapter 7
...and looks unspeakably angry that he's here. Gilbert is smiling and asks the younger man, Boinbar, what the native word is for "hand." As Rooke watches, he becomes jealous and thinks... (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 2